Chipotle Is Giving Away One Million Dollars in Free Burritos During NBA Finals

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A Chipotle restaurant sign
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First Taco Bell announced they would be giving away free tacos during the NBA Finals and now Chipotle is getting in on the complimentary feeding frenzy.

The burrito chain is doling out one million dollars’ worth of free food during the series between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors

The way it will work is that anytime during the series an announcer says the word “free”—as in free throw or free agent —Chipotle will “freet” (aka tweet) out a code that can be redeemed for a burrito or another regular priced entrée.

During the first half of the game, the first 500 people to tweet the code to 888222 will receive a redemption code to obtain the free burrito. During the second half of each game they are increasing it to the first 1000 people to tweet the code to 888222.

Chipotle will continue to tweet out codes until one million dollars’ worth of burritos have been redeemed

There are a couple of stipulations. The promotion will be limited to only the first 20 mentions of the word ‘free’ per game. After that, hungry fans will have to wait until the next game to resume the giveaway.

Also, you are only allowed one burrito per person throughout the entire series and it must be redeemed by July 14th.

However, there is a consolation prize if you miss out on all ‘freeting’ burritos. Chipotle is offering free delivery for all orders over $10 that are made on the Chipotle app, and DoorDash from May 30 through June 9th, as well as on June 10th, 13th and 16th if the series continues past game 4.

“We know that basketball fans are some of the most passionate fans in sports, so we’re putting even more, about one million dollars more, on the line," the company said in a press release. “Chipotle has never been easier to access and with Chipotle delivery, you never have to choose between basketball and burritos again.”

So, follow @ChipotleTweets, be on alert for the word “free” while watching the games and bon appétit!